PETALING JAYA: Malaysians can expect drier days and lesser rainfall as the southwest monsoon begins next week on May 15, says the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia).
MetMalaysia director-general Helmi Abdullah said the southwest monsoon was expected to last until September, bringing fewer rainy days to most of Malaysia.
“However, squall lines can still lead to thunderstorms on the west coast of the peninsula and west of Sabah, especially early in the morning,” he said in a statement.
Helmi also advised people against open burning as it would lead to haze during the southwest monsoon from July to September.
“Members of the public are also advised to use water wisely throughout this period.”